Friendship to expand with car wash

Staff Report

A 2,500-square-foot expansion at Friendship Food Store will put a car wash on the western stretch of Cooper Foster Park Road.

The single-lane automatic car wash system will be built just to the west of the convenience store and gas station, said Randy Schafer of Janotta & Herner, a Monroeville-based contractor.

The 80-foot-long tunnel will feature a soft touch wash. It won’t run 24 hours a day — only 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. While open, the wash will be staffed by an attendant.

That worker will be tasked with helping to load vehicles on a conveyor, as well as helping express customers skip to the front of the line. You’ll be able to buy a special badge to pass by other cars for a faster trip.

Schafer said the store will updated with a new red color scheme to match the car wash.

City building inspector David Macartney said the original plan when Friendship was built was to include a car wash in the design. It wasn’t, but now the company feels it has enough volume to start construction.

Final approval of the plan was unanimous.

Staff Report

Amherst News Times
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